Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.13
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 24, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of San Diego
IN-18: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 0.50 Trey McDonald
Director of Sustainability and Energy Manager
Sustainability
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Does the institution have or participate in a green event certification program?:
Yes

Has the institution held one or more certified events in the previous year?:
Yes

Does the institution’s green event certification program address the following?:
Yes or No
Sustainable transportation options, teleconferencing options, and/or carbon offsets Yes
Sustainable catering (e.g., sourcing local and third party certified food and beverages, providing vegetarian/vegan options, using reusable/compostable materials) Yes
Paper consumption (e.g., minimization and recycled/FSC certified content) Yes
Energy efficiency (e.g., equipment and lighting) Yes
Waste minimization and diversion Yes
Communications and/or signage about the sustainable practices Yes

A brief description of the institution’s green event certification program:

The USD Green Event Certification Program was developed by the Office of Sustainability in 2019, and the first pilot event was in December 2019. The success of that pilot has led to a full roll-out in 2020 (though interrupted by campus closure due to COVID). The Program is intended to guide and inspire events hosted by USD departments to be more sustainable both in practice and focus. By participating in this program, departments can help USD lower its ecological footprint and set a positive example for the USD community. The process guides users through sustainable actions in regards to marketing, food, serving, waste, energy, transportation, decor, giveaways, and social justice.


Website URL where information about the green event certification program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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